Programs and Partnerships

Friends of Battlefield Park appreciates its many community partners who provide support and services for activities that preserve the history of the park and use the park facilities to contribute toward the health and wellness of the community through fitness activities. Please reach out to connect through one or more of the links below.


Friends of Battlefield Park Foundation hosts an NJTL (National Junior Tennis and Learning) chapter. To learn more about NJTL, visit or email Venecca Green at

Junior Team Tennis

Friends of Battlefield Park Foundation provides coaching for Junior Team Tennis at Battlefield courts. To learn more, email Venecca Green at

Net Generation

Friends of Battlefield Park Foundation coaches and activities follow the Net Generation development model. Resources and information to support tennis development for both parents and players may be found at

Dorothy Vest Center

The Dorothy Vest Tennis Center at Battlefield Park contains Mississippi's first and oldest public clay courts, six lighted hard surface courts, pro-shop, and conference rooms. More information

Ace to Deuce CTA

Ace to Deuce Community Tennis Association introduces tennis to under-resourced children and youth. Beginner lessons, after-school tutoring, and leadership development activities take place at the Dorothy Vest Tennis Center at Battlefield Park. 

Battlefield Neighborhood Association

The Battlefield Neighborhood Association is a non-profit dedicated to supporting quality of life in the Battlefield area. 


The Unified Tennis Coaching Alliance supports the training and development of tennis players at the Battlefield courts through weekend skills camps and more.